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8 Incredible Snowshoeing Adventures in the Sierra

If you’re like us, a little snow doesn’t put a damper on your need to hit the trail on a regular basis.

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With the seemingly endless dumping of snow in California this winter, it’s pretty tough to hike in your regular old boots. That’s where snowshoes come in.

What better place to trek through the snow than California’s Sierra Mountains? From Lake Tahoe to Yosemite National Park, all the way down to the tallest mountain in the lower 48, Mt. Whitney, there are endless adventures that you can get into with a pair of snowshoes strapped to your feet. Check out a few of our favorites and go take advantage of the snow while it’s still around!

1. Snowshoe to Ralston Peak

Photo: Kira Minehart

2. Snowshoe to the Peter Grubb Hut

Photo: Tim Mena

3. Snowshoe to Dewey Point, Yosemite NP

Photo: Julie & Brian

4. Snowshoe to Snow Creek

Photo: Breanne McNitt

5. Winter Backpack to Sentinel Dome in Yosemite

Photo: Kyle Frost

6. Snowshoe to Glacier Point

Photo: Greg Owens

7. Snowshoe around Manzanita Lake

Photo: Cambrey Knapp

8. Winter Summit Mt. Whitney

Photo: Alex Anderson

Cover photo: Kyle Frost

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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